The right facial cleansing regimen for you is going to be a difficult balance between making sure you don't leave behind dirt and oils and not causing you skin harm in the process. It has been found that patients who wash their faces very frequently, or very vigorously, wind up damaging the epidermis (outer most layer of skin). This results in more extensive open comedone formation (black heads appearing) despite the skin being actually cleaner. This is because blackheads are actually not made of any dirt. They are made up of a poor that has filled and clogged with sebum, the natural facial oil. While washing your face is an important component of acne treatment, other medicines such as topical benzoyl peroxide must also be used to give you the best chance of clearing up. Only your doctor
can determine which combination of treatment is best for you. I suggest you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician
who can better evaluated the current state of your acne and be able to determine if you are on optimal treatment for your stage. Too frequently patients are not being treated aggressively enough. If you haven't seen a dermatologist yet, you may want to just to get information on what other treatments are available for you. Good luck.